The week has flown by. How’s your week been?
I wasn’t looking and all of a sudden I got snacked on. It was a small snacking, so I’m ok, and you don’t need to worry. However, I must admit I’m hungry for more.
In fact, in case you haven’t noticed, I actually added a little banner button over on the side, I’m so proud.
We had a little discussion about dual-monitors and stuff last week (and some dual-monitor heaven), and most of the time I’m content with 1600 x 1200 on my 2nd external 21″ CRT. However, I also tried a setting known in some circles as “super high resolution eye-test squinttastic mode” in windows that I was surprised my video card and monitor supported:
And for the most part, I was happy. Although some things were blurry, I liked it enough to keep it for a few hours. But frankly my biggest problem was the mouse. I already have my mouse hopping on my desk during the day as I move it over from left to right and back. Hop, Hop, Hop. The mouse moves as much as my wrist can move it, then it hops up in the air, moves over, then goes back down and tries to move the cursor another few hundred pixels. Repeat.
I’m sure there are those of you who would recommend I go trackball or something. I just can’t get into those.
The challenge is to watch either of these (or both) and NOT crack a smile. There’s a part in the first one, about 4 minutes through where the foreign guy is laughing at the audience member that just had me rolling. It took me a while to figure out why he was laughing, but I got it eventually.
Some cool Outlook tips
I’ve been a reader of Slipstick.com for a while – I met the lady who founded it, Sue Mosher, at the Microsoft MVP Summit in 2004. She was an Outlook MVP and I was a Sharepoint MVP and met through Bill English, the author of the Microsoft Sharepoint Resource Kit (see sample chapters).
Slipstick sends out a newsletter and the most recent one had some tips about using words to describe a date – for example you could say “45 days ago” in a date field and it figures it out for you, or “90d” and it’ll go 90 days in the future.
To me, that’s evidence of ingenuity. I can just picture some developer coding and decided – hey, it would be cool if we could just put in some short code for date calculation here – and just did it.
The newsletter also points out that this can be used for search folders, like showing all the messages from more than a week ago. You can say “received on or before 7 days ago” and it’ll weed out the last week’s worth of messages.
I tried putting in “lottery numbers in 1d” but it gave me an error.
Best o’ LOLcats
(and yes, I’m a little sorry and feel a little guilty about the following one, but it’s just slightly more irresistable than I can handle)
And I feel so sorry for people who don’t get this next one. You poor, uncultured, uncivil masses. My heart bleeds for your poverty.